FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Surrogates Aim to Educate Public about Wills and Probate Process

Surrogates Aim to Educate Public about Wills and Probate Process

Union County Surrogate James S. LaCorte met with Surrogates from five other New Jersey counties on May 6 in Somerville to educate people about the probate process and the benefits of a valid will. The Surrogates warned the public about exaggerated claims being made by some purveyors of Living Trusts and noted that consumers can file a grievance against unscrupulous lawyers. Pictured are: (seated, left to right) Surrogate Kevin Hoagland, Middlesex County; Surrogate Michael Dressler, Bergen County; (standing, left to right) Surrogate James S. LaCorte, Union County; Surrogate Patricia Egan Jones, Camden County; Surrogate Frank Bruno, Somerset County; and Surrogate James A. Carney, Atlantic County. For more information about wills, estates, probate, and guardianship, please call the Union County Surrogate’s Office at 908-527-4280.